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Bird flu spreads to another district in Urals


TYUMEN, August 30 (RIA Novosti correspondent Alexander Perestoronin) - Bird flu has hit another district in the Tyumen region, the Urals, the region's chief veterinarian Sergei Derkach said. Fifty-seven infected birds were slaughtered in the village of Sladkovo, Derkach said, adding that measures were being taken to stop the spread of the disease.

The first cases of death were reported in the region on July 26. Quarantine was imposed on August 1 when lab tests conducted in Novosibirsk, a large Siberian city, confirmed bird flu. About 30,500 infected birds have been slaughtered in the region so far.

Bird flu was earlier reported in seven settlements in the region's three districts.

Regional authorities have allocated 6.2 million rubles (about $218,000) to curb the spread of the virus.

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